Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity Research Fund Steering Committee Terms of Reference



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Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity Research Fund Steering Committee

Terms of Reference

Project Name:

Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity Research Fund

Version Number

5.0

Date last Updated

24/05/2016

Prepared by

Jillian Bryce




1.0 Purpose

1.1 The Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity Research Fund (GCHC Research Fund) Steering Committee will guide the process of allocation of research funding from charitable sources to eligible recipients who are involved in research that benefits children’s health in the West of Scotland.
1.2 The GCHC Research Fund Steering Committee will strive to achieve the optimum distribution of research grant funding amongst projects deemed to be of a high standard and with tangible outcomes (papers, grants, service provision) with the overarching aim of improving children’s health in the West of Scotland.


2.0 Remit

2.1 The GCHC Research Fund Steering Committee will provide advice and guidance on:




3.0 Membership

3.1 The GCHC Research Fund Steering Committee comprises the list below

Name

Role

Professor Alan Jardine

Chair, University of Glasgow

Professor Ed Tobias

Vice Chair, Clinical research, University of Glasgow

Professor Faisal Ahmed

Management Group, University of Glasgow

Dr Janet Brennand

Obstetrics, NHSGGC

Professor Julie Brittenden

Director of R&D, Head of CRF, NHSGGC

Dr Jillian Bryce PhD

Management Group, University of Glasgow

Mr Jonathon Bryden

Board of Trustees, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity

Mrs Shona Cardle

Chief Executive, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity

Dr Emilia Crighton

Public Health, NHSGGC

Dr Dilys Freeman

Undergraduate studies, University of Glasgow

Professor Terry Gourley

Biomedical Engineering, University of Strathclyde

Professor Jean Herbison

Clinical research (Child Protection), University of the West of Scotland (link)

Dr Chris Lilley

NES PG Training, NHSGGC

Dr Helen Mactier

Clinical Research (Neonatology), NHSGGC

Dr Christie McComb

Diagnostics, NHSGGC

Professor Jill Pell

MVLS Institutes, University of Glasgow

Dr Gillian Richardson

Dental Health, University of Glasgow

Ms Kirsten Sinclair

Fundraising, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity

Mr Bob Tomlinson

Board of Trustees, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity

Professor Jim Woodburn

Applied Health Research, Glasgow Caledonian University

3.2 Jillian Bryce, Co-ordinator, will take minutes and coordinate meetings


    1. The chair will be Professor Alan Jardine (Head of School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing, University of Glasgow) and the Vice-chair Prof. Ed Tobias (Medical Genetics, GU)

3.4 Professor Faisal Ahmed will act as Manager/Director.




4.0 Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity Research Fund Procedures

4.1 Decision Making

4.1.1 Decisions will be made by consensus at Steering Committee meetings or by e-mail voting between meetings. A majority decision will stand. Tacit voting will be implemented.

4.1.2 A quorum of members is required with the minimum number being 10 plus the Chair
4.2 Minutes and Agendas

Minutes will be taken and distributed by Jillian Bryce, Co-ordinator. Agendas will be compiled by Jillian Bryce and Faisal Ahmed in consultation with the Chair.


Agendas and minutes will be distributed one week prior to the meeting. Minutes will be distributed within one week of the meeting.
4.3 Absences

A member can appoint a deputy if planning to be absent. If a member is absent for three consecutive meetings the management group will review their membership.


4.4 Term of Membership

2 years, renewable for one more year. Exiting members should nominate a replacement.


4.5 Conflict of Interest Policy

Members must adhere to the Conflict of Interest Policy of the Committee and each member must complete a CoI Declaration Form (Register of Interests) annually.




5.0 Meetings

5.1 The GCHC Research Fund Steering Committee will meet twice a year for one hour at a regular time. The scheduled meeting times for 2016 are:

  1. Thursday 10th March 2016, 4-5pm

  2. Tuesday 20th September 2016, 4-5pm




6.0 Resources




6.1 GCHC Research Fund Website: www.glasgowchildrenshospitalcharity.org/our-impact/research/The-Glasgow-childrens-hospital-charity-research-fund



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